Understanding D.C. Gun Laws…FAQs: Part 1

The District of Columbia has some of the strictest and complicated gun laws in the country.  Since the 2008 Supreme Court Heller decision struck down provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975, there has been a lot of confusion and questions about who can own a gun, the types of guns and ammunition […]

Don’t Ruin Your Holidays with a D.C. DUI

‘Tis the season for holiday parties!  The period between Thanksgiving and New Years is the busiest party time of the year, with family and friend get-togethers, as well as office and business holiday functions.  And with celebrations usually come alcoholic drinks.  According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 40% of traffic-related […]

Drinking and Driving this Holiday Season

Every November and December, we look forward to attending family gatherings, office parties and business affairs, and many other holiday celebrations with friends and neighbors.  But, with the holidays comes drinking, and law enforcement is out in force and hyper-vigilant when it comes to drunk driving stops and sobriety check points in the District of […]

How do I File a Civil Protection Order in DC?

In the District of Columbia, the process for getting a restraining order (or as how it’s called here, a Civil Protection Order or “CPO”), can be difficult without having an experienced attorney to help guide you through the process.  However, the court does have resources available for filing CPOs without an attorney.  And we’ve put […]